Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Independence Day!
In honor of the 233rd birthday of the United States, how about a totally Red, White and Blue post? If I had enough room in my little garden I would have an area dedicated to red, white and blue. I just love the combination! Sometimes by accident it happens anyways :-) This one is missing white at the moment.
And this one missing red
At the front door you do get a little of all three
And kind of..here by the pineapple fountain..what..you can't see those red and white smudges in the background?
But throughout the borders you do see lots of Red, White and Blue. In the front we have Red roses.
And Blue Cupid's Dart
Some flowers take care of Red and White on their own and we just need to throw in a little Blue. Like this cute mini rose.
I should have it near this corydalis
And this other little climbing mini rose
Would be a good companion to the delphiniums...hmmm I think this is a good start to making a rearranging plan!
I do have this cute little Hot Lips Salvia planted near the California Lilac that blooms Blue. Unfortanately not at the same time!
I could move the spiderwort close by though and that might do the trick!
Here's another combo that would look awesome together.
And one more Red, White and Blue set
And this light Blue Prince Charles Clematis
I ended up with more Red & White than Blue, but here they are anyways
Old fashioned rose
These look like fire works!
I did find a little blue...
Here's a little collage I did a couple of years ago along the same lines.
I have to sneak in this Bouquet!
And how about a little Red, White and Blue from the Kitchen
Adapted from several recipes listed at Tiramisu: Heaven in Your Mouth
I kind of winged it, so this is just a rough outline
For the berry layer:
Strawberries (lets call it a pint)
Raspberries (and probably a half pint)
Sugar (this I leave up to you)
For the cream layer:
Marcarpone Cheese (I used 4 oz)
Heavy Cream (I used 2 cups)
Powdered Sugar (I used 1/4 cup)
Grand Marnier (I used 1 Tbls)
Marsala Wine (I used 1 Tbls)
Store bought Angel Food Cake
Slice strawberries & combine with raspberries, sugar (to taste), a couple tablespoons of Grand Marnier & Marsala. Let set until plenty of liquid has been created. Once berries are ready, combine ingredients for cream layer and beat until thick. Start layers with angel food cake cut in pieces to match your container. Drizzle berry juice and a layer of berries to saturate cake layer, then a layer of cream and continue in this fashion. I had three layers. You can't see the top berry layer because it's behind the ribbon and lid. This would have been great with a blueberry layer..staying in theme, but I didn't have any on hand.
We are taking our tiramisu to the Fireworks, so I did them in individual containers. You could do it in one big bowl and it would be just as pretty. The idea for the mason jars came from my friend Debbie. She has a great blog! Go check it out at Mountain Breaths.
Hope everyone has a safe, fun and RELAXING holiday!
Don't forget to join me next weekend (July 11th-12th) for a virtual Ice Cream Social Event. Bring your Ice Cream themed posts and link up!